Because We Are Bad

2 - 4 Weken

By the age of thirteen, Lily Bailey was convinced she was bad. She had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and ogled the bodies of other children. No act of penance was ever enough?no matter how intricate or repetitive.Beautifully written and astonishingly intimate, Because We Are Bad recounts a childhood consumed by obsessive compulsive disorder. As a child, Bailey created a second personality inside herself??I? became ?we??to help manifest compulsions that drove every minute of every day of her young life. Now she writes about the forces beneath her skin, and how they ordered, organized, and urged her forward. Lily charts her journey, from checking on her younger sister dozens of times a night to ?normalizing? herself at school among new friends as she grew older, and finally to her young adult years, learning?indeed, breaking through?to make a way for herself in a big wide world that refuses to stay in check.Charming and raw, harrowing and redemptive, Because We Are Bad is an illuminating and uplifting look into the mind and soul of an extraordinary young woman, and a startling portrait of OCD that allows us to see and understand this condition as never before.

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  • : Lily Bailey
  • : Harpercollins
  • : 9780062696175
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 272
  • : april 2019
  • : 204
  • : 203 x 135 x 20 mm.
  • : Biografie: wetenschap, technologie en geneeskunde; Memoires; Psychologie